What else can go wrong?

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I had TKR September 14 2015, Nov 2 2015 had MUI, been doing the P/T for 4 months & going to the gym. Now the problem is that my knee ROM is about 75-80, knee is stiff with little to no pain. Went to see the doctor, 2 days ago, said that my body make a lot of scar tissue to fast, stuck a needle in my knee to check for infection, I hope that not the case. If its a build up of scar tissue what could be done, have anybody experience this?

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    If its really serious the may talk about doing a surgery that loosens the tissue from the bone. They may discuss a more intensive physical therapy. Scar tissue is probably one of the biggest unknowns with knee surgery as everyone produces it differently. When I had the prosthesis removed becaus of staph and had to have my leg immobilized for several months I had a lots of scar tissue and while putting in the new knee he went in and as I referred to it, fileted the tissue from the bone. I am assuming some of this can be done with a scope but physical therapy becomes a necessity at some point.
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    Hi

    I had my second TKR in Sept 2014.  Within months I was having problems straightening it.  I had an MUA, but could still not straighten it.  My consultant advised me that it was excess scar tissue, but that I would need to have it removed at the year stage, which I did.  The knee was opened up again and recovery has been almost the sMe as after the initial operation.  Now 3 months on, my bend is good, but I'm struggling a bit keeping it straight again.  I have rented a CPM machine though.  Hope that helps you.

    Patsy

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    What is an MUA?
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    hi  i had  knee replaced 3rd dec as of last week 115/120 bend straight  leg  and muscle strength  too .,can do 10 min on bike thing .whats wrong with yours drs  say

    i hope it works out for  you. my scar is doing well  all healed  but i have  pain  some yet

     

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      Mamabear, sounds like we are at similar points. I had left knee TKR on 11/30 so just passed the five week mark. Reached 123 on flexion, got a ways to go on straightening. I can do the 10 min on the bike and 30 reps of 120 pounds on the press. Some pain but not as bad as before. We'll get there!
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